Saturday, August 3, 2013

Preschool - Letter A

This year I'm doing preschool with Sarah (age 4) and Alex (age 2).  We are spending the first 26 weeks going through the alphabet one letter at a time.  We started with "A" this week.  We spend about 60 minutes Monday-Wednesday-Friday, and 30 minutes Tuesday-Thursday doing preschool.  I've printed and laminated A LOT of activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler.   I considered making my own stuff, but decided not to reinvent the wheel.   I figure that I can reuse them over the next couple years as my two youngest move through preschool and kindergarten.  Pinterest has been invaluable in planning our preschool activities!  I also bought them both a couple of cheap workbooks from the dollar store for them to do while I work with the other kids.

Every day we do a Bible story and song.  These stay the same all week.  By Friday, my goal is that they can tell me the Bible story (and Sarah was able to this week).  Sarah is also working on writing letters at some point during the week.  This week she used a dry erase marker and marker board.

Bible Story:  Adam and Eve
Song:  Ants go Marching

Day 1 - Read Berenstains' A Book
           -  Read "A" section of My First Picture Dictionary (Pictureback(R))
           -  Fingerprint Ants       
           - Ant activity pages from Confessions of a Homeschooler
           - Applesauce snack

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Day 2  -  Read Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (Amelia Bedelia (PB))       
            -  Make Apple A's (found on Totally Tots)
            - "A" page in Cuisenaire Alphabet Book (Grades K-4)

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Day 3 - "A" pancakes for breakfast
           - Read Apples by Gail Gibbons
           - Read "A" pages in Museum ABC
           - Apple Activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler

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Day 4 - Today was Dad's day off, so we spent the day with him.  We did make Alligator A's (found on Totally Tots) in the evening.

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Dad 5 -  Read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)
           - Make mini paper plate apples (found here.  We used crayons instead of paint - and they did                    them independently.  Ours didn't look quite so nice, LOL.)
           - Make an apple pie, using the recipe in the back of the book

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And, yes, Sarah does wear clothes for multiple days in a row.  Less laundry, right?

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